Stanley Main Street

Stanley Main Street is a pretty and tranquil waterfront area that is popular for its restaurants, lane-way market shopping and cultural attractions. Beautiful for weekend visits, there are often promenade festivities and other events held in the area. One of my favourite things about Stanley is that it’s a great place to find and buy…

Diary of Typhoon Usagi

Hong Kong’s typhoon season is fairly regular, reliably bringing showers and storms through the months of August and September. This year has been no different- until now. Today, Hong Kong braces for the impact of Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm in 34 years and some reports say the strongest storm seen on earth. The US…

Worst Pollution Of The Year?

Pollution levels are always bad in Hong Kong. Today the levels are visibly the worst I have seen all year. Typhoon Trami is on the way but the thick, solid, stagnant murky grey air is a horrifying reminder of how awful Hong Kong’s air quality can be. Slowly, Hong Kong is trying to clean up…

Cheung Chau Windsurfing Cafe

Cheung Chau windsurfing cafe is a lovely place to ride a rented bicycle to and stop for a breezy fried rice and coffee ice cream ‘Cafe Sam Sam’, named after the famous windsurfing champion who surfs there. Raven Tao is a media personality and real estate agent and ambassador for Engel & Voelkers HK.¬†She loves…

Busting Hong Kong Hiking and Outdoor Myths

Hong Kong is an interesting city, not least because of the fact that its electric energy gives rise to the myth that there’s no life outside of the bustling grey metropolis. Actually, Hong Kong is less than 25% developed land and is 40% country parks and nature reserves, which makes it home to some incredible…

Typhoon 8 in Hong Kong : Dangerous or Disappointing?

Typhoons in Hong Kong are an interesting, wet experience. They’re the equivalent of a hurricane. I’ve seen ancient trees felled by the wind and huge glass windows sucked out of their frame whole; resulting in a screaming whirlwind of roaring tempest. Mudslides have wiped out lower Baguio Villas and Central has been completely flooded, sweeping…